Free Things to do on our Birthday in Cape Town 2019

I was chatting to a random lady in a waiting room the other day telling her about what we do here at Things to do with Kids. She was asking me about a new kid-friendly venue that had opened in the area and was quite surprised when I told her that there was an entrance fee. I jokingly said, ‘nothing in life is free’, using the age-old cliché. Afterwards, it however, dawned on me that some things are free! In fact, there venues which offer free things to customers who are celebrating a birthday. How incredibly awesome is that?!?

Free Activities and Excursions on your Birthday

Here are our top free things to do in Cape Town on your birthday:

The Cape Wheel (V&A Waterfront)

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Get free entrance and see Cape Town from a brand-new vantage point on the Cape Wheel. Additionally, children under 4 receive free entry daily and South African pensioners receive half price entry on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday from 10h00- 22h30

Ages: All


The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Newlands, Bellville, Century City, V&A Waterfront, Durbanville)

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Celebrate your birthday with a movie under the stars by receiving free entrance as well as a comfortable backrest and blanket (be sure to bring along your ID as proof).

Operating Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 18h00 | Saturdays from 17h00 | Sundays from 16h00

Ages: All

Contact: The Galileo

Two Oceans Aquarium (V&A Waterfront)

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Enter the magical mesmerising underwater world of Two Oceans Aquarium on your birthday (or even six days thereafter) and receive free admission. Valid for South Africans only and be sure to bring your ID as proof.

Additionally, children under the age of 4 get in for free and pensioners receive a discounted ticket price of R 140.00 per person.

Operating Hours: Weekdays 09h30-18h00 | Weekends and Public Holidays 09h00-18h00

Ages: All

Contact: Two Oceans Aquarium

CitySightseeing Red Bus Tours (V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay)

On your birthday, be a tourist in your home town and have a hop-on-hop-off red bus adventure exploring all the beauty Cape Town has to offer. Member of the CitySightseeing Kids Club receive a free birthday ticket for themselves and two friends (aged 5 – 15).

Note: Member registrations need to be made two weeks prior to the child’s birthday and the vouchers are valid for four weeks.

Additionally, pensioners receive a 50% discount on all 1-day tickets on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8am - 7pm for ticket purchases, busses run on schedules every 15min hop on hop off.

Ages: 5 – 15


Sterkinekor (Cavendish square, Tableview, W&A Waterfront, Kuilsrivier,Parow,Tygervalley,Constantia.)

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Have a break, indulge in some popcorn and a soft drink and watch that latest must-see movie because Sterkinekor’s birthday gift to you is a free 2D/3D movie ticket (which is valid for 7 days)!

Additionally, all pensioners get a 25% discount daily.

Operating Hours: As per the individual mall

Ages: All


Spur (Nationwide)

Indulge in a mouthwateringly delicious meal with a birthday voucher from Spur (if you are a Secret Tribe member). Additionally, all kids under the age of 12 get a free kiddies combo meal voucher to help celebrate their birthday!

Operating hours: Different Spur Steak Ranches have different operating hours, usually between 7am-10pm Mon-Sun.

Ages: All


Krispy Kreme (Nationwide)

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Simply download the Krispy Kreme app, register for their rewards programme (remember to enter your date of birth) and receive a voucher for free doughnuts on your birthday!

Operating hours: As per the individual mall

Ages: All

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The birthday special for the Aerial cableway is for those 18 years and older. You get one free adult return ticket and must be a South African Citizen. You can claim this offer on your birthday, and up to seven days after your birthday. There is an annual maintenance period from Monday 8 July to Sunday 18 August 2019, so if anybody does celebrate their birthday at this time, they should collect their free birthday tickets one week prior or one week after this time.

There is also the Cableway Kidz Season, explore what the beautiful Table Mountain has to offer with your kids. Find out how kids can ride for free.



A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busy body. In her free time Alexa loves spending quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets and activities.

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